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October 31, 2019
The Podcast

Police face dilemma over when to take suicidal officer’s gun

A law enforcement think-tank wants police departments dealing with a suicide crisis in their ranks to rethink how they make one of their toughest decisions: when to take guns away from troubled officers.

Quebec municipal police forces call for $788 million to address funding gap

Quebec’s federation of municipal police forces is asking the provincial government for $788 million to address what they describe as a funding gap between their forces and Quebec provincial police. President Francois Lemay said that Quebec is operating with a two-tier system that forces most cities with their own police forces to assume the entire bill for their services, while cities served by provincial police get 47 per cent of the costs reimbursed.

‘Whistleblower’ not granted standing at B.C. money laundering inquiry

A former RCMP officer described by his lawyer as a whistleblower for investigating organized crime in casinos has lost his bid for standing at an inquiry into money laundering in British Columbia.
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David Lipkus

Anti-counterfeiting panel: Internet-based retail fraud on the rise

Selling knock-offs can be a highly profitable business, especially if the public is willing to turn a blind eye for the sake of wearing or carrying a luxury label. But scammers have figured out an even more lucrative approach — collect the customers’ ID and credit card via a phony e-commerce site and ship nothing at all. This scenario was portrayed as the new-normal for selling counterfeit merchandise online by a panel of experts comprising David Lipkus, Jeff Vansteenkiste and Daniel Tobok. » Listen now

FBI will seek ‘way forward’ on body cams for task forces

FBI Director Christopher Wray vowed Saturday to “find a way forward” to allow police officers who serve on federal task forces to wear body cameras, affirming that the government will try to reverse a policy that has strained its relationship with some law enforcement agencies. » Read more

Refugee guilty of attempting to murder Edmonton police officer, 4 pedestrians

A Somali refugee has been found guilty of trying to kill a police officer outside a football game as well as four pedestrians who were struck with a U-Haul van — an attack originally investigated as possible terrorism. » Read more

B.C. police commissioner highlights ‘predatory behaviour,’ gun safety in report

A West Vancouver police officer was fired for what British Columbia’s police complaints commissioner describes as “predatory” behaviour involving 11 women. The case study in the commissioner’s annual report says an investigation was launched when a victim of violence by her partner received inappropriate photos from the unnamed officer. » Read more

2019 Provincial HSJCC Conference

Date: Nov. 4-6, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Congress 2019: 100 Years of Criminal Justice

Date: Nov. 6-9, 2019
Location: Quebec, Que.
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Ottawa Police Gala

Date: Nov. 9, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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CACP Counter-Terrorism and National Security Forum 2019

Date: Nov. 13-14, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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CATAP Workshop and Conference

Date: Nov. 13-17, 2019
Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
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